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Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire (1773)



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Author: Voltaire, 1694-1778; Voltaire, 1694-1778. Théatre; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
Volume: 3
Publisher: A Neufchatel [i.e. Paris : Panckoucke]
Year: 1773
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: French
Call number: 39999052975602
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Collection: johnadamsBPL; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
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Half title: Oeuvres de théatre de M. de Voltaire. Tome premier[-huitième]

Part of the 34 v. edition of Voltaire's works published in Paris by Panckoucke in 1772-1773, later expanded to 40 v. with the publication in six volumes of Questions sur l'Encyclopédie in 1777. Cf. Bengesco, G. Voltaire, v. IV, p. 91-94 and Bibliothèque nationale. Catalogue général, v. CCXIV, col. 168 and 184. BN and Bengesco have only the 1783 reissue of the Théatre; collation and contents of the 1773 edition vary from the 1783 reissue

Vol. 1: [4], ij, 466, [2] p., [4] leaves of plates; v. 2: [4], 464, [4] p., [4] leaves of plates; v. 3: [4], 480 p., [4] leaves of plates; v. 4: [4], 492 p., [5] leaves of plates; v. 5: [4], 516 p., [5] leaves of plates; v. 6: [4], 538, [2] p., [4] leaves of plates; v. 7: [4], 408 p., [5] leaves of plates; v. 8: [4], 424 p., [5] leaves of plates

Head-pieces; tail-pieces; vignettes

The 34 volume edition was published without volume numbers for the set as a whole; Bibliothèque nationale, in describing its copy, used the volume numbers of its binder

"Distribution des Ouvrages [sic] de M. de Voltaire, édition de Neufchatel": p. ij in v. 1, describes the 34 volumes of the edition

"Table générale du théatre de M. de Voltaire": v. 8, p. 421-424

John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library

John Adams Library copy inscribed with pen trials on verso of front end papers, v. 3

John Adams Library copy incomplete: wanting vol. 2

John Adams Library copy lacking plates

Vol. 1. dipe. Mariamne. Brutus. La mort de César -- v. 2. Zaïre. Alzire. Mérope. Le fanatisme, ou Mahomet -- v. 3. Sémiramis. Oreste. Adélaide du Guesclin. Amélie, ou Le duc de Foix -- v. 4. Rome sauvée, ou Catilina. L'Orphelin de la Chine. Tancrède. Zulime. Olimpie -- v. 5. Octave & le jeune Pompée, ou Le Triumvirat. Les Scythes. Les Guèbres. Sophonisbe. Les Pélopides, ou Atrée & Thyeste -- v. 6. L'Indiscret. L'Enfant prodigue. Nanine, ou L'Homme sans préjugés. La prude, ou La gardeuse de cassette. Le dépositaire -- v. 7. La femme qui a raison. Le caffé, ou L'Écossaise. Socrate. Charlot, ou La comtesse de Givri. Le droit du seigneur -- v. 8. Pandore. Samson. La princesse de Navarre. Le temple de la gloire. Les loix de Minos. Vie de Molière

John Adams Library copy transferred from the supervisors of the Temple and School Fund. Quincy, Mass., 1894


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